Baileyana Edna Valley Chardonnay 2018$23.00
The Baileyana Chardonnay 2018 is loaded with tropical fruit, honeydew, caramel, and vanilla. The round, creamy mouthfeel is complemented by aromatic oak and the bright acidity of our cool climate fruit. Apple pie spices, cinnamon, and preserved lemon flavors combine with a hint of minerality for a long, rich finish. Perfect with salads and seafoods!
Banshee Chardonnay 2018$24.00
This vintage was sourced from a variety of vineyards in the Sonoma Coast including both of the single vineyard sites, Heintz and Bohemian. These vineyards tended to deliver fully developed flavors at relatively high natural acidities, giving them remarkable length and verve. These vineyards tended to deliver fully developed flavors at relatively high natural acidity, giving remarkable length and verve. This wine leans towards orchard fruit showing both apple and pear but also hints of tropical fruits and vanilla bean. In the mouth the wine is moderate weight but packs extraordinary depth of flavor, echoing the aroma with fuji apple, meyer lemon, sage and vanilla panna cotta. The finish is all energy with mouthwatering citrus notes.
BARRA Chardonnay 2020, Mendocino County$25.00
All of the grapes for this Barra Chardonnay 2020 are from the estate. The fruit for this barrel fermented wine were hand picked from the organically farmed home ranch located on the bench lands at the headwaters of the Russian River in Redwood Valley, CA. This Chardonnay was barrel fermented in 25% new French oak with the remainder fermenting in more neutral barrels. After primary fermentation, the wine was left on the lees and stirred weekly using the bâttonage method. The malolactic fermentation took place over 25 days.
White peach, honeysuckle, and a kiss of tropical guava mingle effortlessly with oak elements of subtle vanilla, caramel and fresh toasted bread. On the palate, a firm acid structure and distinct minerality is followed by a balanced, silky roundness. The finish is powerful yet elegant, and delivers a quenching, satisfying experience.
92 Points + Editor’s Choice – Wine Spectator
97 Points + Double Gold – Press Democrat Wine Competition
Custom Label Chardonnay 2020$45.00
The 2020 Custom Label Chardonnay shows crisp and refreshing fruit flavors of apricot and green apple. The round, creamy mouthfeel is complemented by aromatic oak and the bright acidity of our cool climate fruit. Apple pie spices, cinnamon, and preserved lemon flavors combine with a hint of minerality for a long, rich finish. We call it “sassy” – we hope you agree.
Dehlinger Chardonnay 2018, Russian River Valley, CA$42.00
This wine is marked by lively green apple and citrus flavors accompanied by zesty acidity, ending clean and complex. A nice refreshing Chardonnay for any occasion. Dehlinger has long been recognized for its Russian River Valley Chardonnays, which are known for their balance, fresh acidity, and unctuous flavor.
Dehlinger produces a single Estate Chardonnay bottling each vintage, originating from eight acres of Chardonnay vines planted between 1975 and 1988. These old vines, grown in the region’s classic Goldridge series soils, are grafted to the California heritage “Wente” clone, which produces small clusters and berries and has a notable minerality and almost oily viscosity.
Dehlinger’s Chardonnays are crafted using traditional techniques which preserve the flavor and elegance of the variety. At harvest, the grapes are picked at night, brought cold into the winery and “whole cluster pressed” to extract the highest quality juice. From there, the juice is fermented in French oak barrels using native yeasts. The wine gains further complexity through malolactic fermentation and a year of aging on the lees. Dehlinger has been bottling its Chardonnays “Unfiltered” since the late 1990s in order to capture the full flavor potential and most pleasing texture possible.
Fess Parker Chardonnay 2021, Santa Barbara$23.00
The Fess Parker Chardonnay 2021, Santa Barbara County is full of deliciously light tropical notes, lemon confit, white flowers, tangerine and mint. Oily and nicely textured in the glass, the Santa Barbara Chardonnay has a lot to offer.
Flora Springs Family Select Chardonnay 2019, Napa Valley$50.00
The Flora Springs 2019 Family Select Chardonnay comes from southern Napa Valley in an area ideal for growing Chardonnay, with cool morning fog and breezes to retain acidity and warm, sunny afternoons to guarantee ripeness. The wine exhibits juicy fruit – tropical pineapple, nectarine and Red Delicious apple – and lovely notes of toasted almond, coconut and brown sugar. Fermented and aged in small oak barrels – primarily French – the wine has a creamy, mouth coating texture from twice-a-week lees stirring and a luscious butter component from 45% malolactic fermentation. This irresistible Napa Valley Chardonnay is a great match for scallops with a lemon-butter sauce, crab cakes, oven roasted chicken or fettuccine Alfredo.
Hartford Court Chardonnay 2020, Russian River Valley, CA$38.00
The 2020 Hartford Court Russian River Valley Chardonnay offers subtle aromas of jasmine flower, citrus oil, green apple and pear. The elegant aromatics are complemented by fresh kiwi, lemon drop and green apple flavors. The fruit focused mid-palate is followed by subtle mineral notes and a hint of crystallized ginger in the finish.
“The 2020 Chardonnay Russian River Valley was 100% barrel fermented in French oak barrels, 26% new, and aged for 9.5 months. It slips slowly, cautiously out of the glass with crushed rocks and sea spray scents over a core of green and yellow apples and Bosc pears plus a hint of marzipan. Medium-bodied, the palate bursts with apple and pear flavors with a racy backbone and savory finish.” Wine Advocate – 91 Points
Jayson by Pahlmeyer Chardonnay 2019, Napa County$56.00
The Jayson Chardonnay 2019 has brilliant golden straw color and aromas of warm spice, tangerine, and sweet orange; intriguing tropical floral notes carry over onto the palate. Notes of ripe pear, apricot, and mango peel are accented by warm spice and rich caramel, for a wine that is both weighty and fresh. Editor’s Choice 94 points Wine Enthusiast.
L’Ecole No. 41 Chardonnay 2018, Columbia Valley$29.00
Some of the best Chardonnays in Washington State are grown in the slightly cooler growing conditions of the Yakima Valley and in the northern latitudes of the Columbia Valley. The Schmitt and Oasis Vineyards (Yakima Valley) provide nice tropical fruit while Evergreen Vineyard (latitude 47 on the Columbia River) contributes crisp acidity and minerality.
This classic Chardonnay offers an inviting mix of baked apple, Asian pear, and stone. With lemon oil and brioche on the mid-palate, this wine lively builds to a long mineral finish.
La Crema Chardonnay 2017, Kelli Ann Vineyard$44.00
One of La Crema’s most treasured estate vineyards, Kelli Ann, sits a stone’s throw away from the meandering and picturesque Russian River. Enjoying abundant sunshine, foggy mornings, and cool nights this vineyard yields wine with both dimension and concentration. On the nose hints of lemon curd, fresh nectarine, and nutmeg followed by flavors of Meyer Lemon, white peach, and hints of crème brûlée on the palate. Overall the 2017 vintage has great concentration and an elegant finish.
Melville Vineyards Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills 2019$43.00
Pale straw in color, with intriguing aromatics of grilled lemon, honeysuckle and pear emerging up front. On the palate, notes of fresh ginger, kumquat and dried straw mingle with weightier impressions of sourdough toast, caramel and roasted marshmallow. The mouthfeel is velvety, with a touch of oiliness on the mid-palate along with an energetic streak of acidity that anchors a voluptuous and polished finish.